The movie said “if you build it, they will come it.” More and more California businesses say, “if you tax it, we will go“:
Comcast announced Tuesday that it would shutter three Northern California call centers and consolidate them into other western U.S. centers in a few months, a move that will affect as many as 1,000 jobs.
Operations at the cable company’s call centers in Livermore, Morgan Hill and Sacramento will be shifted to centers in Oregon, Washington and Colorado at the end of November, Comcast said.
The company’s announcement of the consolidation cited the “the high cost of doing business in California” as the impetus for the decision.
If you haven’t already, please buy yourself a copy of my friend Laer’s book, Crazifornia: Tales from the Tarnished State – How California is Destroying Itself and Why it Matters to America. It will explain everything you need to know about Comcast’s decision.